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prevented the biggest oil spill in u.s. history is raised from beneath the gulf. now investigators can finally get an up close look at why it failed. >>> hitting the trail, with congressional democrats facing tough challenges in the upcoming mid term elections they've called on t white house for reinforcements. it's not the president they're asking for. >>> and the heiress, a half billion dollar fortune, a reclusive elderly woman who hasn't been seen out in public for decades and questions about what's happening to all that money. today, sunday, september 5th, money. today, sunday, september 5th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today," with lester holt and jenna wolfe, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good sunday morning, everyone. welcome to "today." i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. we didn't just skirt hurricane earl here in new york city. it has been one of the most beautiful weekends we've had to date. >> yeah. in our case the storm mustered in good weather. >> great weather. >> we should have that nonstorm -- storm m
and attacked the u.s. in lower manhattan, 9/11 families gather at zuccotti park adjacent to ground zero. throughout the morning, it as has now become tradition, the names of victims will be read and four moments of sigh hence will mark the times each plane hit and each tower fell. vice president joe biden is attending the ceremony along with city and state leaders and first responders. at the pentagon, president obama delivers remarks and participates in a wreath laying ceremony. and in shanksville, pennsylvania, where united flight 93 crashed, first lady michelle obama along with former first lady laura bush attend a ceremony to honor the passengers who fought back. meanwhile plans to rebuild at ground zero are moving forward. the center piece, one world trade center, is expected to be completed by 2013. but with each construction step forward, there remains a connection to the past. steel beams pulled from the ground zero rubble were permanently installed this week at the entrance of the national september 11th memorial and museum, slated to be finished in 2012. >> it is going to be a
basara. thank you for joining us. let's take a look at weather and traffic. >> it's going to be one of those days. it happens in the fall where you need a jacket in the morning then in the afternoon you're back to shorts and t-shirts. >> you make a fashion statement with it in the afternoon. you tie it around the waste. >> stan does. >> tie it around the shoulders. >> like a cape. [laughter] put a big s on the back of it. and there you go. >> ha ha. preppy. >> i'm not saying i don't like it. i do. take a look at the temperature. 51 degrees at b.w.i. and in the 40's in carroll county. it's going to warm up quickly today. a high of 80. so after starting out in the 40's, you'll by be in the upper 70's. if you like summer, you'll like sum -- like the weekend. >> let's check your morning commute. not a lot going on out there. nothing in the way of incidents. 49 miles per hour on southbound 95. moving well toward beltway. 44 on the beltway. taping the brakes around the harrisburg expressway. looking good on the west side. south on 83 around shawan road at 46 miles per hour. so volume cont
on the bus to school? a story that touched a nerve. >>> "in disguise." so many girls in a place the u.s. knows well live a lie with their family's blessing. >>> and the industry that's popped up and suddenly exploded aimed at eradicating bedbugs. nightly news begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> with political anger roaring across the country tonight we go to a small town where the citizens found out how much their public servants were making and they went wild. it happened in belle, california, where the city manager for starters was making $800,000. tonight, eight current and former town officials are in jail. the l.a. county d.a. is calling this corruption on steroids and all public officials like them across the country should probably regard this as a warning shot. we begin tonight with nbc's george lewis who is in the l.a. suburb. george, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the eight are accused of misproper rating $5.5 million of city funds for their own use. authorities from the district's attorney's office rounded them up first thing this mo
is under way. that reporter is sharing her side of the story with us in a live interview, today, tuesday, side of the story with us in a live interview, today, tuesday, september 14, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television matt this morning. p the attempt the attempt t of sarof sarahp of sarah s br but thbut thep bubur saidandrp plive in teheranp > > invnop not from excitement, he actunop not from excitement, he actuall p nursnurse watchingp r exclusively. oing tr gg intense r y ttway to y to frewa correspondents. and ria, good morning. the shourd family trying to win her release. trying to get the bail, $500,000. they're waiting to see but there are some signals that she could be released at any time. they're hoping for that to happen. >> the discussions about this potential release. the discussions about the would-be mosque near ground zero. what's that done in the political climate where you are? >> it's really added to the tension here, the anti-american spirit. and, in fact, if the government needed any excuse to try to drum up more anti-american fever, you can see the s
i lisa robinson. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> john collins is in for tony. >> we were talking about how to try things are. this will be date 14 with no significant rain. 14 days ago, it was less than one-tenth of an inch. we're going to be parched here. rain is not a part of our seven- day forecast spirit is great weather for the holiday weekend. folks at the beach have a rough day on friday. terrific for the rest of the weekend. what more could to ask for tax on a labor day -- a day off. we did not win on that. what are you doing up on this hour? maybe you're just looking at best through your toes. this is what the radar looks like. we are between weather systems. there is one to our south. that is not a threat. there is a weather disturbance moving through the great lakes. we expect that activity to pass to our north today appeared we might pick up a cloud and that is about it. we will talk but any rate chances coming up in just a few minutes. >> thank you. the latest in a commitment 2010. bob ehrlich released his first tv ad this weekend.
conversation tonight with a member of the u.s. supreme court. justice steven briar. >>> standing up to bullying in school. what most kids already know and what parents need to kw about the problem. >>> and sudden death. a high school ball player's close call in the end zone, and what some are calling the miracle that saved his life. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. there was something about watching all those homes in california incinerated in that natural gas explosion and fire that made people think of their open homes, to see a neighborhood that was thriving just last week, gone today, makes you think twice about the dangers we all live with. in this case, the pipelines and gas mains that crisscross the country and bring energy to american homes. hundreds of you thousands of mi of them passing under communities. we start off just south of san francisco. miguel, good evening. >> reporter: good evening. tonight, the company that owns the line offered a bp-like fund. $100 million for families affected by the blast, but tonight, many of t
caused damage and it's still motoring north and there's more on the way. nbc's tom costello starts us off in chevy chase, maryland tonight. tom, good evening. >> good evening to you. in fact, the east coast has been struggling through drought conditions, but today it got hammered. it started out with heavy rain, then flash flood and tornado watches from the outer banks of north carolina all the way north to new jersey. it was the dead of night when howling winds and the heaviest rains in months swept through the mid-atlantic. flooding neighborhoods, homes, roads, and making a mess of the morning rush. in metro washington, it caused one city bus to slam into another, injuring 26 passengers, including eight high schoolers. >> neck pain, back pain, minor lacerations and abrasions. >> reporter: the d.c. area is expecting seven inches of rain by the time this moving out tonight. >> we've got many creeks and streams out of their banks. >> reporter: in myrtle beach, south carolina, the water has much to have city in a stand still. >> hopefully it will drain off in the next day or so, but right n
temporarily out on the plaza. good news for all these nice people who have joined us on this tuesday morning. we thank them. inside the studio, i'm matt lauer along with al roker. >>> she'll share the secrets of a healthy diet plan that may actually reduce your risk of colon cancer, that's coming up. >>> now stress can mess with your head, sometimes can it cloud your thinking, but other times it can actually give you the sharpness you need. and would you believe gender makes a difference. we're going to check out the latest research and give you some tips on improving your memory. >>> and as part of our education initiative, we're going to be teaming parents with our experts about handling your children's problems in school. what you can do differently from advocating for your child to understanding what guidance counselors can and can't do for your children. >>> you also have the headlines of the morning. >> i do, and in the news this morning, today emergency workers are keeping a close watch on a l levee in wisconsin. officials say it will be at least one more day until the record water le
with us with more on this to start us off. >> reporter: as is customary in washington, when he sat down to testify, he went off script and into his comedy routine. and not everyone is laughing tonight. on capitol hill today, more evidence of why some americans think washington is a joke. the comedian stephen colbert, was billed as an expert witness on farm labor. and testified in character. >> congresswoman asked me to share my vast experience, spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i'm happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this important complicated issue, and i certainly hope that my star power can bump this hearing all the way up to c-span 1. >> one congressman asked him to leave. >> you run your show, we run the committee. but what do you say to that, stephen? >> reporter: but the testimony went on for several uncomfortable minutes. though not every member gave him undivided attention. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by an american, then sliced by a guatemalan and served by a venezuelan in a spa where a chilean gives me a
off with al roker and natalie morales and carl quintanilla from cnbc joining us while matt takes a little time off. coming up, lady luck on the side of lady -- >> a lot of talent but the mtv music video awards held in los angeles. lady gaga going home with eight moonmen as they're called. as always as you can see she had various outrageous outfits. and also some other outrageous moments for the show including that appearance by lindsay lohan, the first since being let out of rehab. all the highlights coming up -- or low lights, depending how you look at it. >>> plus when you hear names like betsey johnson, and diesel, you think creative clothes. now returning to a bigger canvas designing hotels. we'll show you some stylish hot spots. >>> later, picking the right college for your teenager can be pretty stressful. you might start by looking at how much it costs, the ranking list. how much should you rely on the rankings when making your choice? perspective on what those mean. >>> first get caught up on the latest morning news and for that we turn once again to ann curry. >>> thank
explosion. >>> best medicine, tee are using common cough medicines to get high, but tonight, a surprising decision about a possible solution. >>> and top secret -- what we now know what was going on in the background in some of the most famous images of the civil rights era. most famous images of the civil rights era. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it's always been a huge gulf in american society and in our workforce, especially, what men and women are paid for the same work. tonight, we can report the numbers have moved. though the reason for it isn't good. figures from this year show women earned 83 cents on the dollar compared to what men earn. that's the highest number ever recorded. the bad news is the reason for t the economy is in such crummy shape, ton of men been hard hit and many women in turn have prospered in this economy. still, in terms of women's income comer anding power in the u.s., the number represents a victory, a milestone and it's where we begin tonight with nbc's michelle kosinski. she's in miami beach for
today in hd. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> like the old nfl films there. "we went to the meadowlands. frozen tundra." you have to love that. we will do sports soon. >> i want to hear about the rain in the forecast. >> yes, it sure you do. temperatures are in the but on the cool side. you might want to take a light jacket with you. it will get warmer this afternoon. we will see high temperatures in the upper 70's and low 80's. a mix of sun and clouds. we will show with the seven-day forecast and give you the latest on the tropics. >> good morning. not a whole lot happening. looking good for the most part. 57 right around providence. a bit of a delay developing around liberty surely. everything in great shape on 70. another spot where it is beginning to get sluggish, shawan road. a very easy ride. about 11 minutes on the outer loop west side. eight minutes to travel up towards 83. this is the harrisburg expressway. it is building in volume. we switch over to 295 at 32. marc trains, a 41 running with a delayed be
yesterday. it reminds me of just how important it is for us to protect our nation. >> the soldiers say they are felt to fight -- proud to fight any day of the year. >> we are very fortunate to be here. there are people who would love to help those freedoms and have those opportunities. >> his unit is now on a bus heading for a debriefing. he should be back with his family for good about mid-week. >> nine years after the 9/11 attacks, the country paused to pay tribute in ceremonies around the country. services at ground zero, the pentagon, and shang still, pa., that the theme of reflection. >> on the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, families gathered as they have every year in new york, virginia, and pennsylvania. near ground zero, family members read each name of loved ones lost. >> my father. >> the public ceremony included personal and emotional tributes. family members, firefighters, and first responders walked down into the ground zero construction site carrying photographs and laying flowers on the reflecting pool. president obama spoke about the recent mosque cont
two weeks ago. >>> nbc's white house correspondent savannah guthrie joins us. >> reporter: the voters that voted for the first time in 2008 for the president, a lot of them are young, we're going to see the president on the campus of the united states of wisconsin at madison. there will be 100 companion watch parties, really drawing a page from the '08 playbook. if democrats can turn out some of these voters, it might make a difference in some of these key races. they're really trying to generate enthusiasm. in an interview the president said it would be inexcusable for democrats to stay on the sidelines this election. rahm emanuel widely expected to run for mayor in chicago. looks like that will happen and we could get an announcement as early as friday. the issue of course is who would replace him, would it be an interim chief of staff or will the president go ahead and name a permanent replacement. so definitely something to watch this week. >>> today a senate panel holds a summit on safety after an explosion that killed sen people. >>> southwest is buying air transfer $1.4 billion
. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. let's check the weather and traffic on this monday morning. >> it was a good rain yesterday. we needed it. now we have some cloud cover and a touch of fog in some neighborhoods. let's look at the temperatures. upper 50's and low 60's in most spots. mostly cloudy skies and 62 at the airport. the clouds should breakup later this afternoon. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. we will talk about a monster hurricane, almost a category 5. >> we have a busy rushed up and cecil county. all lanes are closed. three tractor-trailers are involved in an accident. you can see all the activity. they are trying to clean up a fuel spill. northbound 95 at chesapeake house. all northbound lanes are closed. you can see route 1 or pulaski highway. southbound traffic is getting by just fine. but nothing in the northbound direction. watch for delays on northbound 95 at chesapeake house. no problems to report other than this water main break and york road. route 4 the, we have a
on in this broadcast. >>> we must begin with a major news story just up the coast from us here in california. it was dinner time last night, about 6:15 in san bruno, california, the routine of a normal thursday in the neighborhood was shattered by an explosion so loud it was heard for miles. then came the geyser of flames shooting 300 feet in the air and then the noise. people near the blast zone understandably thought it was an earthquake, a nuclear explosion, perhaps a plane had gone down. turned out to be a natural gas line exploding and a fire that wasn't brought under control until just this afternoon. san bruno is a city of about 30,000 people, give or take, just south of san francisco, just west of that city's airport, sfo. federal investigators have converged on the neighborhood where the gas main blew up. we begin our broadcast tonight from the scene. our own kristen welker and miguel almaguer are there for us. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the blast has already been called a state of emergency. this city reeling from an explosion so powerful it claimed lives and f
-like group. nbc's kristen welker has been following the developments and joins us from los angeles. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, lester. authorities say five adults and eight children are missing. the kids range in age from 3 to 17 years old. officials believe they may be immigrants from el salvador. investigators looked in palmdale. family members reported them missing saturday afternoon and expressed concern because they discovered personal belongings and disturbing letters in a purse one of the cult members left behind. >> they left behind notes saying that they were going to go visit their deceased relatives, that they were going to go meet jesus, notes that indicated that they wanted to go to the next life. no words such as "suicide" or "taking our own life" were used at all, but the indications seem that may be a possibility. >> reporter: authorities also found cell phones in that purse. authorities released a picture -- this picture of the woman they believe is the leader of the group. her name is reyna chicas. they may have started out as members of the s
. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> meteorologist john collins has a check of our forecast. first of all, it's friday. everybody stepped up to the plate. very nice. >> absolutely. we're kind of torn weatherwise. the temperatures are great. i mean, a little breezy yesterday, but we need some rain. it's getting dry out there. so we're going to try to please both sides of the fence here. we'll continue with the very nice temperatures going into the weekend, but also, providing a chance for some rain. but nonetheless, it is a chance for some rain. so you can see on our h.d. doppler radar, no rain over us. but back in the tennessee and ohio river valleys, you do see some showers and thunderstorms. that's the leftovers from that little tropical storm that ran through texas and the plain states. eventually we do get a chance of some rain out of that system. but it will take a while, so we'll talk about it, a pretty good forecast coming up in just a minute. but now we want to see how the traffic's doing this morning. and here's kim dacey. >> good morning, everyone.
case against john leopold. attorneys for the plaintiff, a former press aide, now accused leopold using binoculars to spy on women leaving the county government building. >> he would, for example, say, "this woman is not attractive enough for this position." "i am going to get rid of her." in painting a picture of on man who has a potentially serious problem. >> leopold continues to deny the charges, pointing out that the plaintiffs complaints were dismissed as being without merit earlier this week. the republican candidate cast his vote in the last day of early voting at the annapolis senior activity senior yesterday. he and vetoed early voting during his time in office. he says it is now the lot and he encourages people to take advantage of it. baltimore city sheriff john anderson continues to rack up thousands of dollars in overtime expenses for his personal convenience. our i-team found out more. >> john anderson -- you can be forgiven for asking? he is not exactly a household name or in charge of the state or city. and yet the share of provide himself with executive -- sherriff pro
with a woman, and the car is using a donut spare tire as one of its wheels. police are asking if you have information to call 9/1. >> a new trial starts this week for the state's revised cang statute. duwan marshall. the judge heard juror's testimony that included alleged misconduct after a jury used the internet to search the suspect's prior criminal record. >> a sheriff's report this weekend for family members of murder victims. to recognize the impact on the victim's -- victims' families. they heard from people that had losses themselves. >> the purpose of this is so we can get healing to our city and also to let our city government know that something needs to be done about the murders on the street to keep the streets safer for our children. >> street -- there was counseling for those who were interested. >> the ninth anniversary of the -- of 9/11. here's 11 news reporter france france -- michelle franzen. >> family and survivors gathered in new york, virginia, and pennsylvania. they read names of each one lost. and at times the public ceremony included personal and emotional tribute
winds hit an office building that used to be a church, knocking the steeple inside the building, where it almost hit a woman's desk. she was away from her desk at the time and no one was hurt. dramatic, you don't see that everyday. it is now 7:04. back to meredith and al. we had severe thunderstorms last night. >> came rolling >> good morning, off to a fairly quiet start on thursday with a couple of thunderstorms near by. a 30% chance. otherwise, it will onlyis >>> that's your latest wester. matt. >>> thanks so much. to politics, president obama addresses the united nations today as the gop addresses a new plan to deal with the economy and health care. msnbc's chief white house correspondent, chuck todd is here. >> the president is here, annual gathering of world leaders of the united nation. politics looming over everything. november mid-terms. while he's here, republicans are going to a hardware store in virginia to unveil the 2010 version of a contract with america they call their pledge to america. >> reporter: today, republicans will try to recapture what a young firebrand named n
officials told us they would intensify efforts to make sure their clerks were honest. but it's still happening. meet willis willis of grand prairie texas. he plays the lottery at the same store every week. one day last spring he handed his teickets behind the counter >> i asked the guy to check my ticket if it was a winner or not. >> the clerk was a 25-year-old college student. >> he came back and said, you have a $2 winner. >> but it turns out willis had won a little more than 2 bucks. he had really won a million. his ticket, according to the local d.a., was stolen by the clerk. she presented the case to the grand jury. >> and they made a determination that the man commented the offense of claiming the lottery prize by fraud. >> it's hard to know exactly how often this happens. what we do know is all over the country lottery retailers are turning up as some of the biggest winners around. in new york, a lottery retailer has cashed 120 winning tickets for more than $500,000. and in florida there are seven lottery retailers among the frequent winners. including one that has tickets wor
us live now from council. good morning, tracy. big day. >> it's going to be a big week and a big season headed into these elections as congress figures out whether or not to extend these bush tax cuts that are expiring at the end of the year. coming out of the weekend, republican leader john boehner who had been very critical of the president's plan signaled that he might support it in order to get something done before these tax cuts expires. but all hopes of a compromise were dashed when his party came out strongly yesterday and said that these tax cuts must be preserved for everyone, the poor, the middle class and, yes, the wealthy, those who make over $250,000. his party is not the only group that supports that. we now know of at least three democrats who say, look, this is the wrong time with our economy still not on good footing to raise taxes. we need to preserve these tax cuts for everyone. so it's a fight not only against republicans, but against some members of the democratic party, as well. lynn. >> tracy potts for us in washington. tracy, thank you. >>> and across the
their election eve speeches. >> joining us live from the newsroom, carey has the details. >> the race is so tight, both spend the night pressing for more votes. both have learned important endorsements, but neither could sway the editorial board of "the jewish times." >> sticking to familiar territory on the eve of the primary election, the baltimore county primary executive candidate flashed his times as he counted down the tower until the polls opened. >> this is my home district that i have represented for the last 16 years. >> over in woodlawn, baronfelder appeared at a community meeting to tell the voters how is best suited to run the county. >> i get energized and it keeps me going, which is why i am running. >> a career farmer, he is endorsed by county fire unions. >> i do not think you need to be a lawyer to be a ceo. . i have been in the legislature before this. >> camanintz highlights his endorsements to prove that he is right for the county. >> i have the knowledge and experience. >> a positive message of keeping neighborhoods safe, schools strong with efficient and modern governments.
officials because it uses their footage from a public affairs program. the campaign spokesman says that to the concern had nothing to do with pulling the ads. >> also, there is a pull on the maryland senate race between barbara mikulski and republican barrett worked on. mikulski remains well ahead of her challenger. our coverage continues online at any time. in addition to complete primary results, we have candidate profiles, a fact check reports, and much more. just go wbaltv.com to and -- just go to wbaltv.com and click on politics. >> we have some breaking news to pass along to you. baltimore city police are investigating two shootings that have sent five people to the hospital. the first capital just after 10:00 p.m. in east baltimore at the intersection of preston street and homewood avenue. and man and woman were shot. homicide has been called in. we will give you more as information becomes available to us. three people were rushed to the hospital after shots were fired around 8:30 p.m. and happened at the inception of stahl plays and 10th street. one was hit in the stomach
're asking people to use common sense precautions to prepare for tropical winds. that is what we are going to get. >> trash cans were moved off the beach. they are expecting some minor flooding. overall, they are feeling confident that ocean city will be spared from any major damage. >> we will get through this. this is another storm. we feel comfortable with the forecast. we are ready to go and ready to clean up quickly. >> here is another live look at some of the surfers out here in the inlet. again, they are the only ones allowed into the water. very quickly, we're told the emergency center operator will be here for a limited time tomorrow morning. it is going to get serious tomorrow. i am getting wet. look at my pants. is that fair enough? i went in and got dirty. we will see what happens. we will have another live report for you at 6:00. >> you get all to the news, all. he is sending updates to our live wire at wbaltv.com. you can get updates from him and the weather service. you'll also find links to the live wire on our home page. >> here we go again. another oil rig fire is burning
and collapsed, 11 lives were lost. and oil began to seep into the gulf, the start of the worst spill in u.s. history. 150 days later, it is quiet with no ceremonial fanfare. government scientists say that the final seal, 74 barrels of cement, once stood over night pressure tests and that the well will never leaked again president obama acknowledged the work that has been done and perhaps the most difficult job that lies ahead. "we will continue to work closely with the people of the gulf, to rebuild their livelihoods, and restore the environment that supports them. my administration will see our communities, businesses, and fragile ecosystems through this difficult time." those are difficulties that continue to wash up along the gulf coast. while crews may have permanently stop the flow of oil, it does not mean that there is not oil in the water. you do not have to go that far or look that far to find it. cleanup teams fight every day. it seems that the oil is still winning the battle. >> i have been taking people up and down the shoreline for weeks, months now, watching the cleanup. it jus
around 4:00 this afternoon when the house that used to sit at the end of a group of homes collapsed. >> a team of firefighters picked to the ruins of the collapsed a row house, of brick by brick, hoping they would not find anyone trapped in the rubble. >> we had to manually pulled a lumber and bricks to make sure that there was no one there. >> several hours of searching revealed that no one was trapped inside the remains of the vacant home. people live and work nearby said the structure had been deteriorating for years. >> they should take these buildings down. once the water gets into them, it is just a matter of time before they fall down. >> windy weather may have played a role in the collapse. neighbors fear that it is only a matter of time before other abandoned warehouses crumble. >> they have sat empty for years. don't just let them sit there. eventually, the same thing will happen again. eventually, somebody is going to get hurt. >> a spokeswoman reacted to those concerns, telling us that the reality is that vacant housing is abundant. we do our best to maintain, monitor pr
their paths will keep them away from the eastern u.s. but bermuda will probably be in the sights of igor and most likely julia will not affect anything but can't rule out the eastern coast being affected by igor. more a little bit later. >> a lot to watch. >>> let's get a check of some of the other morning's top stories. ann curry is at the news desk. >> in the news over the weekend, indications that iran's on again/off again release of american hiker sarah shourd is on again. sunday iran's judiciary said she can be released on $500,000 bail after being held more than a year. stephanie gosk is following developments. where do things stand? >> reporter: right now sarah shourd is still in custody. her lawyer says they're twatding for the $500,000 bail to be cleared and then she will be released. under the conditions of bail, she's allowed to leave iran but her trial on charges of espionage is going forward along with the trial of the two other u.s. hikers who were arrested with her in 2009. over the weekend u.s. officials said they were cautiously optimistic that showered would be rereleas
a back and forth yords deal. >> the judiciary appeared to use the release to flex its muscles, which highlights the deep rift in iran ejen amongst the conservatives. on friday the foreign ministry announced plans for her to be released on saturday, with the result of ahmadinejad's personal intervention and reflected his special viewpoint of this islamic republic of iran on the dignity of women. hours later the judiciary suddenly called off the whole release which was a very embarrassing rebuke to ahmadinejad. like i said, this really highlights these deep rifts and this struggle for the balance of power in iran right now. >> all right. nbc's ali arouzi, thank you very much. and now here's carl. >> jenna, thanks. >>> as the nation remembers the september 11th attacks on saturday protesters took to the streets, tongurning the day's m from reflection to outrage. mike taibbi has the story. >> reporter: they are by now familiar remembrance. >> adam -- >> reporter: the pause of the moments when the planes struck and the towers fell. the bells, the reading of the names of those lost. >> jam
concerning to us. >> someone has her. >> then it happened again. >> she needs to come home. >> another teenager on a sunny afternoon. vanished too. >> she's my angel forever. >> angel, now two gone. where were they and was there lank sf. >> there was more of a hope that they were somehow connected. >> tonight the gripping inside story of the disturbing double mystery. >> maybe she's tied up somewhere. maybe she's being held captive. >> who could solve it? >> there's a lot of desperation. >> and who was behind it? >> what type of creature would do this? >> danger was lurking. >> i was shocked. that warning was not listened to. >> and a mother was bracing for a dramatic moment eye to eye with evil. >> what did you ask him? >> two families, two mysteries. two journeys for justice. >> we just have to find her. ? broad daylight. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening and welcome to "dateline." i'm ann curry. the heartbreaking double mystery made headlines across the nation and tonight "dateline" has new details on the story of two teenage girls who both disappeared i
into iran illegally. >>> and more help for u.s. border patrol as it fights illegal immigration and drug trafficking across the texas/mexico border. an unmanned drone aircraft was launched on thursday from the naval air station in corpus christi, texas. and officials said it can now detect a human being from an altitude of 9,000 feet. >>> it is now four minutes past the hour. let's go over to al for a check of the weather. >> all right. thanks a lot, ann. as we check out what's happening for you today, we've got a risk of strong storms in the midwest, supercells may develop, maybe a tornado or two, golf ball-sized hail. on the radar, you can see those storms developing down through the mid-mississippi river valley. some areas in central missouri could pick up about three to five inches of rain before it's all over. that's what's goi >> the sun is out this morning and only a few scattered clouds and temperature is cool in the 50's and 60's and temperatures climbing into ♪ brick house >>> this morning on "today's real estate," what you can get for less than $350,000, whether you're looki
. they wiped us out of just about everything. >> reporter: still, ben ferrucci, vacationing with his two daughters, has faith. >> talked to the locals. something about the cape. maybe we're lucky. when it gets close it likes to drift out to sea. hopefully it's not going to be different this year. >> reporter: earl is also already causing problems for weekend travelers, brian. amtrak suspended train service between new york and boston until tomorrow morning. >> all right, peter alexander on the tip of long island at montauk. we watched veteran hurricane specialist brian norcross until the wee small hours last night on the weather channel. he's back at it for us tonight. so, brian, some heartbreaking beach erosion in the east from the carolinas to maine, the canadian maritimes. it will be 1,000 miles into canada by this time tomorrow night. what do we owe for the nice timely shredding of this big storm? >> well, it was a combination of things, brian. the storm went through a cycle. it was a weakening ski ining cyt came to cape hatteras and the jet stream affected it. there's where the hurr
of us are sitting here together, it means one thing, it's a monday holiday. we're laboring away. matt and meredith will be back tomorrow. always good to be with you. >> the "b" team. no, we're the "a" team. >> b-plus. anyway, this time last week, of course, we were watching tropical storm and then hurricane earl made a real close pass to the east coast and now we're looking back in the gulf there is a new storm to worry about today. >> that's right. it's tropical storm hermine which formed in the gulf of mexico overnight. it's the eighth named storm of the season. tropical storm warnings have been posted already for northern mexico and south texas, which could get hit with severe flash flooding. we're going to get the very latest on the track of the storm in just a moment. >>> then, it has happened again. another woman has had acid thrown in her face, the second time in less than a week. this time the attack occurred in arizona. once again, it was another woman who did it. was it a topee cat attack? we'll ask an expert coming up. >> unbelievable. >>> plus an nbc news investigation, wh
the coast of somalia was rescued by the u.s. marines. they seized control of the vessel and captured them without firing a single shot. most were hilled partly because the crew was able to kill the engine before locking themselves in a channel room chamber. >>> this morning washington reports capital employs oh back taxes. it was owed by 4% of congressional employees, a percentage slightly higher than the national average. >>> and a new gallop ranking says the u.s. is the fifth most generous country on earth tying with switzerland. new zealand and australia tied for first. >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 10,415 after gaping 28 points yesterday. the s&p added 5. the nasdaq rose 7. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo the nikkei climbed 140 points, while in hong kong, the hang seng was up 90 points. >>> with wall street still looking for a memo mem ton of its own stocks rose thursday with hopes that ooh economic recover may be resuming. they touched a 1 month high after data showed new claims for unploimd insura
the economy. 11 news kate amara joins us live with more on the story. >> good morning. >> good morning. so i know we've been talking about this all week. by today the president will unveil more details of his economic strategy, focusing on tax cuts today. giving some, and taking some away. >> president obama back on the road, pushing his plan to boost the economy, hoping to score political points in the process. >> in ohio today, he's set to announce a $200 billion tax cut for businesses allowing firms to write off 100% of spending on new equipment and painting republicans as the party of no. >> their slogan is no, we can't. nope. no. no. >> officials say president obama will also argue against extending the bush era tax cuts for the nation's richest families. the white house trying to change the narrative in the runup to the midterm elections. >> it's a great strategy but tuff to do because voters become cynical. republicans argue demonstrates need to stop spending. >> jobs are the number one issue in this campaign. >> both parties clearly using the economy to try to gain ground in november
. if you're watching us on wnne 31 white river junction in vermont. definitely more than just fixal. got all fired up. six artists from vermont in near buy shelburne at the shelburne museum. >>> the question is are you fired up today. >> i am a little bit. >> good. >> not sure why but i am. >> i haven't seen you for a while. all right. see you soon. here's an early look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. back in the '80s greed was good but today at the box office greed is just okay. the long awaited sequel wall street's money never sleeps won the box office title this week but fell short of expectations taking in only $19 million. the experts blame that underperformance on failure to attract the younger crowd. a whopping 65% of wall street's audience was over the age of 30. also underperforming this weekend legend of the guardians, an animated fantasy adventure cost $130 million to make and some picked it to win but it only managed second with a little over $16 million. perhaps the weekend's top performer was ben affleck's the town. that raised the ten-day total to over $49 mi
by holding a congressional hearing this week. >> many questions must be answered by all of us, whose job it is to protect our people. >> reporter: protection seems too late for many of the san bruno residents who finally got the all-clear on sunday to go home. >> i'm anxious. when we left i thought i'm leaving all of 36 years of memory in a house and i may never see them again. >> reporter: memories now tainted with many inanswered questions, frances coe, nbc news. >>> a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in alabama a police officer is recovering after a bizarre series of accidents sent him to the emergency room. the officer was first thrown 50 yards off his motorcycle when it crashed and caught fire. after a vehicle moved out of line during a funeral procession. an ambulance responded to the scene but soon after en route to the hospital it overturned and caught fire. the officer suffered multiple broken bones and significant trauma to his legs and arms. >>> more than 25,000 people filled new york's central park for a five kilometer race for the cure. politici
.msnbc.com. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> i'm ann curry. for all of us here at nbc news, good night. >> this sunday, the politics of the economy. have americans lost faith in the president and his party to dig the country out of recession? >> the hole the recession left was huge. the progress has been painfully slow. millions of americans are still looking for work. >> can the white house do anything before november put people back to work? and who is right in the debate about your taxes? i'll explore the president's thinking and go inside the white house's campaign strategy with senior adviser to the president, david axelrod and then nine years after 9/11, what's behind the new wave of anti-muslim sentiment in america? has the president helped or hurt by weighing into controversies about an islamic community center and mosque in lower monta manhattan and a florida's pastor threat to burn a holy koran. we'll talk with rudy giuliani. finally, our political roundtable weighs in on the legacy of the 9/11 attacks, religious tensions in america and the outlook for the midterm race. with
. there was one group, this was the group we took down, they were using fake weapons. >> police have issued warrants but are searching for suspects in the other robberies and have little to no description or surveillance video to go on. that is disconcerting to shoppers at the mall. >> i shop here and my family shops here. we might go in shopping monday and it could happen while we are there. >> we should have more police protection in the area so patrons will not feel insecure. >> the police department is doing just that in the wake of this string of robberies. >> he robbery unit will work with the store and we will make sure they're using hidden cameras. you will see a heavy presence of plainclothes officers at the mall as well as private security forces. >> officials said eight -- said that a statement saying the safety and well-being of our shoppers and retailers is our top concern. the mall continues to work with police to provide a safe and secure environment for shoppers and merchants. police are reminding people in the area to be vigilant and report anything suspicious. >> more test
the heat on his own party members yesterday. nbc tracie potts has more for us in washington. good morning to you, tracie. >> veronica, good morning. we're now starting to hear a tough love message from president obama, aimed not at republicans, but aimed at his own party. he said buck up and he called republicans -- rather democrats irresponsible if they're sitting on their hands complaining. he said it's inexcusable to sit on the sidelines. we heard some of this in wisconsin yesterday at a huge college rally, trying to fight what polls and pundits say is apathy. he told students we can't let the country fall backwards because we didn't care enough to fight. he's doing this four-state swing through several states around the country trying to drum up support because polls are showing that democrats could be in trouble as we head into november's elections. in fact, we have a new nbc "wall street journal" poll. take a look at this. republicans now have a three-point lead over democrats, but that's down from a nine-point lead just last month. and looking at this question, who should control c
, religious tensions in america and the outlook for the midterm race. with us the bestselling author of "no god but god: the origins, evolution and the future of islam" reza aslan. former white house press secretary to president clinton, dee dee myers, republican strategist mike murphy and ron brownstein of the "national journal." captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. after a weekend of start and stop announcement, news from iran this morning that jailed american sarah surer will be released on $500,000 bail along with shane bower and josh fattal. she's been accused of spying and detained in an iran prison last summer. joining me from des moines, iowa, the president's top political adviser, david axelrod. welcome back to meat meet, mr. axelrod. >> thanks, david. good to be here. >> what about this news from iran? when will she be released and will it happen this time? >> obviously we're hopeful and encouraged by these news but there have been starts and stops in this before and until that actually happens, you know, we're on a wait and see basis. >> as far as bower
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the mosque there and of course muslims do not want us to burn the car run -- the koran. >> "i am glad that he has decided not to burn the koran. we are surprised by the announcement. we are here to extend our hands to build peace and harmony." he said that he only met with those responsible. >> it was clear that a deal has not been reached, this is not set in stone. >> after the development, jones has said that he might reconsider. >> we are a little bit back to square one. we are considering what we would do. >> now the community of gainesville and people around the world will have to wait to see what terry jones does next. >> here at home, john leopold is deflecting more allegations of sexual harassment. >> a former employee has filed a lawsuit that she was a victim in 2007 and now her attorney says that he has uncovered more details and more victims. >> the new obligations provide more detail in to his alleged behavior towards women in his office and women in general. the new allegations are add-ons to a sexual harassment lawsuit filed on behalf of a press aide. he said that he would punis
. welcome to the show. with us today, "newsweek"'s howard fineman. msnbc's norah o'donnell, the "atlanta journal constitution"'s cynthia tucker and "time" magazine's michael duffy. first up, labor day is the official kickoff of the fall campaign. what a difference a year makes. this week last year, barack obama spoke to a joint session of congress to try to upgrade his popularity after a very tough august, getting beat up in those health care town halls. >> the time for bickers -- bickering is over. the time for games has passed. now is the time to deliver on health care. chris: that was the night a republican congressman called him a liar. by year's end, the white house was getting pounded for its handling to have cbs day bomber. scott brown won a seat on the republican side in january. but on the positive side, the economy seemed to be getting better, even fit seemed drearp. >> because of the bold, swift and appropriate action we took we can stand here today and say we prevented another depression. the economy that was shrinking by 6% a year ago is now growing by 6%. chris: and also, h
on to their capital. they are waiting for us to act. >> this measure could create up to 500,000 jobs. republicans call it costly and ineffective. live in washington, i am kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> with all the barbs being traded back and forth, what does the future look like for this bill? >> it looks like democrats have enough votes to get this thing passed. george voinovich said he would support it. it would create a government fund that would go to small community banks. democrats say banks could leverage that into loans for small businesses. >> kate amara, thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think congress should exclude the top 2% of americans from tax cuts? e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. 59 degrees on tv hill. new footage is released of the deadly california gas line explosion. >> the blowout preventer is now in the hands of the fbi. >> this is a live look at traffic. this is 95 near the fort mchenry tunnel. tunnel. best deal this side of sunrise, so come in and we'll make yours! get a western egg white muffin melt and a 16-ounce cup o
it a symbol of hate, asking the u.s. government to step in and for muslims to stay calm. military, political, and religious leaders are among those urging the pastor to cancel the event. >> this act would only call for new hate and violence. >> i am heartened by the clear unequivocal condemnation of this disrespectful disgraceful act that has come from american religious leaders of all faiths. >> reporter: jones and the dove world outreach center congregation have received hundreds of death threats, and church members now carrie weapon ons. >> it's a smith & s weson. an isolated protest launching international concerns of widespread ramifications. leanne gregg, nbc news. >>> well, in ohio yesterday president obama turned up the heat on the republican party, continuing his assault on the gop policies that he says put the economy in a rut in the first place. the president also talked up his own economic plan to prop up the middle class by raising taxes on the wealthy. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: in the election year fight over taxes, president oh pa ma needs voters to know wh
down at the outer banks. i'm matt lauer along with ann curry and tamron hall, who has been helping us out this week. >>> hurricane earl is messing up a lot of labor day plans. for the rest of the country, people are gearing up, they hope, for a great three days off. this morning, we have tips to make that holiday, labor day weekend, go smoothly. >> if you're looking for more than a weekend away, thinking about relocating, how much you can get for your money across the country. how much house can you get for between $300,000 and $500,000? being from texas, i know that varies greatly. once i moved to new york, i was stunned what you can get for an apartment. >> is that barbara corcoran today? >> i believe so. >> okay, good. >>> before we go any further shall let's go inside. natalie is filling in at the news desk and has the headlines. good morning. >> good morning, matt, ann and tamron. >>> new numbers on the nation's unemployment rate shows that it rose to 9.6% for august, up .1% for july, the first increase in the unemployment rate in four months but less than analysts were expecting
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